I still laugh when people comment that I am strong or flexible. In truth, I was not always strong, and I certainly do not consider myself flexible. Yoga does not come easy for me, but I work at it. I think it’s important to recognize that we are all on a journey to wellness. I love teaching yoga because I’m passionate about sharing with others genuinely and authentically how much yoga can change your entire way of being and feeling.My pursuit of physical fitness was challenged in my mid-thirties by a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. By the time I was diagnosed the disease had eroded areas of bone and I was in constant pain. I knew I had to rebuild and heal my body. My diagnosis caused me to change my perception of strength and fitness. I had to relearn movements and create lifestyle changes that would support a chronic disease that affects joints.
I was introduced to yoga several times before it impacted my life and way of thinking. I witnessed firsthand the changes yoga made to my body and mind. As my practice deepened, I began to connect with my spirituality. I began to structure and design my practice with awareness of mind, body, and spirit. The result was a flowing Vinyasa based practice that moves like a dance and celebrates the feminine form. I often use music as a tool to influence the direction, tone, and pace of my practice. Musicality allows the creation of unique and playful sequencing that changes based on my environment, mood or intention. I believe in evolutionary sequences that continually challenge and train the body. I emphasize the level of focus required to stay engaged in a pose and utilize varied breathing pranayama techniques in my practice.
Slowly with dedicated yoga practice, I grew stronger. Today I feel stronger than I was before my diagnosis. Yoga is a journey. The journey lies in our path to enlightenment and yoga can be a tool to help us get there.
I believe in leading an inspired yoga practice where practitioners move with intention. Purpose allows the body to heal and grow stronger facilitating a clearer and calmer mind. The nexus of mind, body, and spirit is where life transformations take place. I enjoy helping others achieve what they once considered impossible.Wishing you all balance and bliss on your journeys. Namaste
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